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La Note Restaurant Provencal
La Note Restaurant Provencal

La Note Restaurant Provencal Details

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.lanoterestaurant.com
  • Phone: (510) 843-1525
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Daily: 8:00AM - 11:00AM; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 2:30PM, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00AM - 3:00PM; Dinner: Thursday - Sunday: 6:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Provencal
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: The entire patio is also available for private events of 25 and over. We offer Provencal platters in the spirit of our a la carte menu selections, beautifully presented for large groups. Delivery is not available unless special arrangements are made.
  • Private Party Facilities: The entire patio is also available for private events of 18 or more for private events (seasonally). The entire restaurant is available to rent Mondays-Wednesdays. Thursdays-Saturdays, large dinner groups are available during main service (not a private event) for parties up to 40.
  • Private Party Contact: Dorothée (510) 843-1517
  • Entertainment: Live Guitarist on Thursday evenings. Accordion on Friday evenings

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Durant Ave
  • Public Transit: Downtown Berkeley Bart station 4 blocks away
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: http://www.downtownberkeley.org/index.php?option=com_directory&page=viewcat&catid=27&Itemid=39
A word from La Note Restaurant Provencal
La Note is an authentic Provençal restaurant in the heart of downtown Berkeley. Traditional breakfast and lunch bistro fare are combined with rustic Provençal dinners in a warm and charming atmosphere. The restaurant's owner won an award in excellence in 1998 for "outstanding storefront improvements" and rehabilitation of its beautiful 1875 building. The stunning interior patio is open April - October.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Our table was in the middle of the restaurant and we enjoyed the feel, the food, the service, the diversity of people dining... and did I mention the food? My breakfast was delicious and it came with a gingerbread-lemon pancake topped with pears and blueberries, so delicious. My daughter's breakfast was also excellent, she added the sour cream cinnamon swirl coffee cake; wow. The tables were small and set with such lovely attention to detail, it felt like we were special guests. It turned out that everyone was. We plan to return."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The back garden patio is so lovely, you feel like you have been transported to the S. of France. The food, ambiance and service are excellent. A Salad Nicoise, pate, ratatouille, bread were all authentic French cuisine. The prices are reasonable and the overall experience is priceless."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Excellent food, ambiance, vibe. Definitely will return and recommend."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The breakfast here was excellent! Everything was extremely flavorful. The lavender honey was the perfect accompaniment to the toasted cinnamon brioche, and the roasted tomatoes that came with my 'Cote est' meal (pancake and eggs) were the best I've ever had. Really quite noteworthy. Be sure to get a cafe au leit, as it's served in the traditional french style and quite delicious."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I'm addicted to their baguette au brie. I only get one every 6 months. (Otherwise I'd look like a baguette au brie LOL), but it's worth the wait. My only complaint this time was getting only one garlic clove in my potatoes. The rest was perfection."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Lunch at La Note was delicious. Breakfast is served until 2:30 with traditional French cuisine. The Provençal tomatoes are wonderful. The only challenge was the number of people waiting for tables and the noise volume, making it difficult to hear."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great service, great food and a lovely outdoor patio. I met a client for lunch and we sat outside. We enjoyed the attention from the wait staff. They kept checking on us and were very prompt with our food. We asked about the food and the waitress wasn't afraid to help us through the menu. I had the ratatouille with spicy lamb sausage. It was delicious. It was just the right amount of food. My client and I shared a fruit and french cheese platter and that was deliciously decadent. For dessert I had the blood orange sorbet, just the right amount of sweet and a definite palate cleanser. My client was very happy with her brioche french toast breakfast and she delighted in looking at the garden with a variety of plants and flowers."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "In La Note gather a wide assortment of Berkeley types, from professors to tourists. Crossing the threshold feels like being transported to Provence. Definitely order the lemon-ginger pancakes with poached pear. The merguez lamb sausage also a must. Love their coffee [dark roast]."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I've dined at La Note before but never in the rear garden area. During nice weather, the garden area can't be beat. The food was unpretentious but nicely presented. I've been to France many times; the outdoor experience made me feel almost in the Southern French countryside. We had a very nice lunch and our group of 5 adults and 3 1/2 month old baby were easily accomodated. Great service, good food and nice surroundings make this resto one of our favorites."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We four were all happy with our orders. This was our first time here for dinner and we loved the extensive menu choices and everything was delicious and well priced. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere--friendly and helpful staff. Love the menu-- especially breakfast. Definitely would recommend."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The patio in back of La Note is truly a beautiful place to eat and hang out. The food is good, not great; as wonderful as pancakes made of lemon-ginger or oatmeal-raspberry sound, they are only "good." The "special berry coulis" is dry, sparse and definitely not worth ordering. Service is friendly and gracious."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Took a friend for birthday breakfast. We had a wonderful time. The food and service was exceptional. I would recommend La Note to my friends"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We found the food rather bland (despite ordering what sounded like 3 unique and flavorful combinations) but staff and ambiance was pleasant. Nice decor. Wouldn't go again, though it's considered a long-time Berkeley gem."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Felt like I was in the Prevence. The food was great. Will be back often."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Went here after a Berkeley Rep performance (10% same day discount). Very attractive place. The prices are very reasonable (even without the discount) and the food was innovative and delicious. My wife had the seafood in the puffed pastry and I had the chicken with garlic, tomatoes a curry sauce. Both were wonderful and large portions, making for a nice lunch the next day. Had an appetizer of baked camembert with roasted pears. Only complaint is that we would have enjoyed a few more pear slices. Split a desert - again a good size portion along with excellent coffee. The house white wine (by glass or carafe) was VERY nice. Service was very attentive without hovering. Waitress had a great sense of humor. Noise level allowed easy conversation."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Overall, good experience. Food consistently good. Service is fine, not particularly attentive -- had to ask for more water, etc."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Typically, popular spots are not very accommodating. However, within 24-hours, my reservation changed from 6 to 10, down to a final count of 5. My guests were embarrassingly late, yet demanding. The wait staff had to scramble to change our table from outside to inside seating--and yet they did it all with a smile. Even better, the food was good too! :)"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "fun; good food served appropriately hot; many persons from the university of California helped make up the patrons."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was excellent although the menu was somewhat limited. Service was outstanding. We had an early theatre and the staff served us rapidly and efficiently. This restaurant really captures the feeling of Provence."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The French Provencal cuisine is fancy and abundant, excellent wines, tempting desserts, all for reasonable prices. An accordian player provided ambience that did not overpower conversation. The only downside is hard to find parking."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Excellent food, tasty and interesting and keeping with the theme, a French restaurant. Staff efficient and fun, the whole ambiance with French decorations was tops. Qui bon! Then this accordion player comes in, with an amplified little "boom box" with canned percussion, and starts playing -- seriously -- the Bee Gees, the Rolling Stones, and worse. It so killed the wonderful "we are in France" feel up until then. Too loud, made conversation hard. Several of us patrons commented on it, that's the nice thing, the restaurant has a good feel and people are friendly. Someone even went up and offered a tip to play anything French -- one tune then back to the worst "rock on an accordion" drivel. Please -- get rid of this obnoxious canned muzak."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I have a special friend who recommended this restaurant, and it's the 2nd time we've gone back. I wish we could have had a table that wasn't so squeezed in, but we always feel comfortable and very much enjoy the Nicoise salad."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Service was excellent. Will go back for lunch. Looked at the patio and will try it on a warm day when we come back."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The best omelets on the planet! The bacon is perfection, and the tomatoes provencal are wonderful! SUCH a happy lunch! Thank you."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "I had not been to La Note for many years and was pleasantly surprised to find the food just as good as many years ago. I had stopped going because it was always a long wait to get in for brunch. When I discovered they took reservations and could reserve on Open Table, I decided to reserve a table for our group. When we arrived at our reservation time, our table was ready (despite some people waiting outside) and even though our entire had not yet arrived, they happily sat us at our table because we had made a reservation - refreshingly different in Berkeley. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "When you leave the mean streets of Berkeley and enter La Note, you are transported 8000 km to La Belle France. We had a great steak and frites and a wonderful bouillabaisse."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Thank you for the vase for my sunflowers! Excellent service, excellent food, and a very pleasant dining spot. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Although La Note has a lovely outdoor courtyard for dining, it was offset by truly terrible service. The wait to put in our order was surpassed only by the wait to get our food. I received the wrong breakfast order, which I didn't realize until the waitress swooped in and grabbed my plate mid- mouthful, announcing it was for another table. We had to flag down a busboy to get coffee, since the waitress was nowhere to be found. Pancakes were dry and chewy, although the eggs and potatoes were good. Overall, a disappointment. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The food was amazing! I had the 3 minute eggs and they were fantastic! The tomatoes were delicious "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "After having enjoyed excellent lunches here, especially when weather permits using their outdoor garden, we were very disappointed in the quality of dinner. Chicken dish dry, overcooked, and tasteless. Pasta dish just okay. Wines by the glass, good."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My second time here and overall not really worth it. The food is okay(Italian French fusion??), the service can be hit or miss(we didn't even get everything we ordered), the place is too small to have a man playing an accordion(you can hardly talk to the person in front of you). You can find better French food elsewhere.....or Italian for that matter. One of the waitresses is really cute though......so that's a plus? :P"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This is easily one of the most amazing French restaurants in the bay area. Great service, amazing food, and the restaurant itself doesn't give off an air of stuffiness, and snobbishness like you would expect. A bit on the pricy side, but well well worth it."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Excellent little gem of a restaurant. Small, charming dining room. Outstanding staff and the food is great. Will go back soon."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had dinner. Wonderful, attentive service. Huge portion of food they serve, including appetite (which can easily be an entree). Busy time on Fridays seems to be from 6 to 8:30 pm, which you might need a reservation. Live accordion music by the door was another plus. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Had the tuna salad, the spicy lamb and the charcuterie. The dishes were under seasoned and bland. The charcuterie plate had items piled on top of each other in a haphazard fashion to the point where you had to dig thru the plate to find what was there - the presentation was not up to par. Overall, would not return for the food however, the service was great, very attentive without being invasive. Not among our preferred choices for French bistro fare, there are a number of other better choices in the immediate area. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I'm always happy at La Note -- consistent good service and good food. Request for outdoor seating handled effortlessly. Appreciated the comp'd mimosa for my birthday! "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Food had great flavors - three of us for our first visit and would gladly return; classic"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This was not our first dinner at La Note. My husband and I have been there three or four times and have taken friends, also. We are never disappointed. It has actually gotten better and better. The food and service are perfect. The serving sizes are very generous. Yet, with all of this going for it, the prices are very reasonable. Truly a winner!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Very dependable, good quality, tasty food, although the restaurant does take some short cuts to keep costs down! Same menu with nightly specials. If you have an 8 pm curtain time to meet, you need to keep track of the time because the wait staff always seems to be short-handed."
    Dined on 4/25/2014